"The best all-around entertainer in Hampton Roads!" - Eric Stevens, Splash Magazine
"Keep playing and you can make a living!" -Duke Ellington
From the moment we entered the restaurant until we were through dining, everything was, as always, a pleasure.
The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. We were a little early but they seated us early and brought our food swiftly. The food tasted amazing. I recommend this restaurant for sure!
Great wine selection at very reasonable prices.
Last minute decision to come to Bella Monte. Love this jewel of a restaurant in VA Beach. Great service, terrific food and wonderful wine selection. We could not be more pleased. Highly recommend.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner on vacation here!
I walked in and waited 14 seconds, the manager was walking by and ensured we were seated right away. The calamari diavolo was the best dish of the night. My wife loved the butterfly shrimp as well. The service staff is highly trained and work well together. We are defiantly going back.
Limited things I can eat on menu,
Salads are ok at best ,need to work on
I don’t eat out often so when I do I want to be assured of good food and service...! This time was my turn to choose a restaurant for a long overdue catchup with good friends so Bella Monte was the place. It affords the perfect ambience for conversation!
When we arrived the table was ready and initially the service was good. Calamari appetizer was good, not special, but good. The main problem was the kitchen was horrendously slow. We had 2 kids so waiting an 1 1/2 for our food was a problem. The restaurant was not packed so it’s odd that the kitchen was so slow.
We were given multiple assurances our food was about ready. Asked for the manager and never saw him or her. As for the food, the ravioli was excellent. Walnut crusted chicken was cooked right but light on flavor. Prices were reasonable. If they could improve the service it would be a decent choice for the beach.
Bella Monte was absolutely amazing. Perfect setting for our anniversary dinner. Amazing food, wine, ambiance and service. A bit pricy, but worth every single penny.
Love the hostess Hunter. Exceptional service
Went for Mother's day Sunday brunch with my husband and son. My adult son does not eat eggs and there was only one choice on the menu that was not eggs. He had to get that and it was good but my husband and I got the frittatas which were overcooked and not good at all. For an evening meal it is good but the brunch idea did not work out well.
We went for Mother’s Day brunch. Our waitress shared that this was their first brunch! The menu was wonderful! Very thoughtful food and beverage options that were reasonably priced. The food was fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and hope they decide to continue offering brunch!
Ambiance 🎹 player was Devine
Price $$ but worth it
Must have been an off night. Although we arrived before the rush it was an hour before our dinner was served. The "special" fish was uninspired. Our server was friendly and efficient even though she was new.
Excellent food, service. Didn’t feel rushed. Wine and cocktails excellent. Chocolate martini is a good dessert. Can’t wait to go back!
My wife and me frequent this establishment regularly. However, last Saturday the atmosphere was tensed. The waitresses seemed on edge, and when I addressed the owner/manager, he seemed to be in a bad mood. He is usually very friendly to me and my wife. However, he is human and is entitled to a bad day. My wife and I will always be valued customers, but the climate was very uncomfortable. We felt like we did something wrong by being there. I hope what was transpiring that particular night gets resolved quickly. Thank you
Wow, Bella Monte has amazing food plus we love the piano music on Friday evenings!
Everything was EXCELLENT
Great ambiance and wonderful service. The food was quite good. My daughter and I had lunch and our server was delightful.
Excellent food, excellent service and overall a great evening. We had quite a variety; walnut crusted chicken, almond crusted scallops, lamb and duck. Mandy, our waitstaff, could not have been more helpful or attentive. The piano player was most enjoyable, although it was difficult at times to carry on a conversation.
Wonderful evening with friends. Food, spirits, service and atmosphere is an experience to enjoy!
The food was wonderful and the ambiance was as well! Very nice experience - we will definitely come back on future visits to the area!
Everything was wonderful. Food and service were outstanding!!
We arrived a little early and were immediately seated. Our waitress appeared immediately and was perfect throughout the night. Scallops and pork belly came straight down from heaven and the walnut crusted chicken was perfect! At some point during dinner we realized that someone was playing the piano. The ambiance was perfect as we were slowly aware of the music, it did not blast us when it started. As we began to listen it turned out that the pianist was very good. As we contemplated dessert we settled on one each while we dined and had to take another with us because it sounded to good to be left out. Tiramisu, flourless chocolate cake and coconut cake. All three perfect. And the coffee was fresh and steaming. We are definitely coming back, even though we will have to drive for an hour.
Fantastic food and service. Very good wine selection. Relaxed atmosphere helped make it one of the best birthday dinners in years.
Food was delicious! Server attentive and awesome. Nice band. Worth the visit!!
The music was too loud to enjoy a conversation. The music was nice but needed to come down in volume. The food and service were very good.
Bella Monte far exceeded my expectations. The salmon was outstanding. Really outstanding.
Waitress was great, piano bar was too loud. Pork special on Va Bch menu was dry.
Awesome Valentine's Day dinner! Food was excellent, the service was good and an enjoyable time all around!
Excellent food and prompt friendly service.
Great meal as always!!!
Food was extraordinarily good!
Bella Monte is always good. Love the piano and drum duo -- such an elegant throwback! My husband's sausage lasagna was particularly tasty. We visited the Saturday night before New Year's - such a nice mix of families, couples, and group celebrations. They have a HUGE wine shop on one end of the restaurant with a cool bar surrounded by comfy sofas which gave that area an intimate and romantic vibe.
Lovely atmosphere, especially when piano player is present. Wine list exceptional. Ordered the special Wednesday steak night special which includes choice of potato, salad and glass of wine for $24, not bad. Highly recommend the tomato Gorgonzola dressing for salad. Food was good but noticed the salad choices at dinner have changed. Coconut cake is still delicious. Overall, food was good but our server was a little distant, she offered bread but didn't take our drink order until 15 minutes later. Highly recommend they choose a better choice of bread such as crusty loaf unlike the bland bread they offer, but overall will come back again.
The cuisine is consistently excellent as is the service and wine!
Every time we dine at Belle Monte it is an absolutely delightful experience!
I have dined here on several occasions and have always received great service and had excellent meals. I will be back again!